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Monday, March 6, 2017

James "Jim" Jasper Moody (March 4, 2017)

James "Jim" Jasper Moody, 81, of Ansonia, OH, passed away, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Jim was born Wednesday, October 2,1935 in Darke County, OH, a son of the late Lee and Laura (Shook) Moody.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by granddaughter, Christina Michelle Moody, brothers, Lee Moody Jr. and Dan Moody.

Jim was a graduate of Ansonia High School. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a fifty-year member of the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge, a member of the Ansonia American Legion, Greenville Liar's Club, the Ohio dealer's Association, Ansonia Fourth of July committee, and the Rose Hill Church. He owned and operated Moody's Auto Sales in Ansonia for 39 years. Jim raised Belgian Draft horses and participated in parades and a wagon train.

James is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail Moody of Ansonia, whom he married Friday, June 8, 1956; his sons, Greg Moody and Cindy Brown of Ansonia, Rick and Nancy Moody of Ansonia, and Dennis and Paula Moody of Greenville; grandchildren, Ryan and Pam Moody, Hillary Moody, Jennifer and Neal Gray, April and Steve Billenstein, Tracy and Trevor Cessna, Brandon and Jessica Moody, Ashley and David Gilpin, and Robby and Ashley Moody. great grandchildren, Deanna, Colin, Gavin, and Tanner Moody, Nathan, Kaitlyn, and Wyatt Gray, Levi and Payton Billenstein, Brogan and Isla Cessna, Colton and Naomi Moody, Moxon and Haddie Gilpin, and Atalie and Aven Moody; his brother, Harry and June Moody of Rossburg; his sister, D'Arleen Waymire of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 9,2017 at 10:30 am at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Donald Brode and Pastor Ron Hoeksema officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens with military graveside honors.

Family and friends may visit from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.oliverfloyd.com